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Eliot Chen

Staff Writer



The Nickel Pickle

Xiang Guangda invested in Indonesia when no one else would. Now, his firm, stainless steel giant Tsingshan Group, is both a leader and something of a gate keeper for the country's nickel industry. But with nickel increasingly needed for EV batteries, the dominance of Tsingshan...

The AI Lockout

If you still associate Nvidia with video games, it's time to update your priors. Thanks to its powerful chips and ubiquitous software, the U.S. company has produced a walled garden for artificial intelligence, with nearly every major player residing inside it. But having grown up inside...

Major Miner

A look at Zijin Mining, which made its name digging up gold, but is now hoping to catch up in the race to produce the minerals that power electric vehicles.